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Artist Biography

 John Sloan was born in the lumber town of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania in 1871 and lived there until his family moved to Philadelphia when he was five. John attended Central High School with William Glackens, a fellow artist of the Eight. John taught himself to etch and sketch and by 1891 at the age of 20, he was working as a commercial illustrator and obtained a job as a staff artist at the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper.